Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128170243

Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence

1st Edition

Convergent Systems for Planning, Design, and Operations

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Authors: Christopher Grant Kirwan Zhiyong Fu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128170243
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2020
Page Count: 256
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Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence offers a comprehensive examination of how smart city infrastructures are developed at different scales through artificial intelligence technologies such as geospatial intelligence, data analytics, data visualization, smart connected products, and intelligent ecosystems functionality. Recent advances in artificial intelligence moves us closer to creating real-time simulated model of human-made and natural systems, from cities to transportation infrastructures to utility networks. This real-time living model allows us to better manage and optimize these operating systems, making them more intelligent.

Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence provides a multidisciplinary, integrated approach, using theoretical and applied insights, for the examination of smart city ecosystems. This book shows how the digital and physical worlds are related within this ecosystem, and how real-time data collection is changing the nature of our urban environment. It provides a fresh holistic perspective on the ecosystem architecture, technologies and components that comprise the planning and implementation of smart city infrastructures.

Key Features

  • Explores the latest developments in smart cities infrastructure and the digital solutions that can be adapted to different models
  • Includes extensive visuals to illustrate complex urban systems and solutions
  • Features numerous case studies from around the globe


Smart City researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in engineering, economics, transport environmental science, energy, urban planning, computer science

Table of Contents

Section 1: APPROACH (Research, Theory, Strategies and Planning)
1. Evolution of Cities / Technology
2. City as Living Organism
3. Strategies & Planning

Section 2: ARCHITECTURE (Structure, Typologies and Design)
4. Operating Systems
5. Connectivity
6. Interface

Part 3: APPLICATIONS (Operations and Management)
7. System-wide Functions
8. Smart City Applications
9. Smart City Business Models
10. Conclusions


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About the Author

Christopher Grant Kirwan

Christopher Grant Kirwan is a multi-disciplinary professional and academic with more than 30-years’ experience across a range of fields including urban planning, architecture, technology and media with a special focus on Smart Cities. He has spent his professional career living and working in diverse urban centers including New York, Milan, Dubai, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and London. Simultaneously while working full-time, Christopher has been adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Harvard Graduate School of Design and guest lecturer in many international schools and conferences. He received his undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and performed graduate studies at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Henley Business School Informatics Research Centre, University of Reading, UK

Zhiyong Fu

Zhiyong Fu Is Vice Director of the Urban Innovation Center at Tsinghua University. He has more than 20 years’ experience teaching and researching industrial design innovation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Urban Innovation Center, Tsinghua University, China

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